Species
Steelhead, Summer Steelhead, Winter Steelhead, King Salmon, Pacific Salmon
Destination Type
Lodge
Fishing Style
Spey, Wading
Season
April - October
Fishing Days
5 - 6
Rate
$$$
Why We Go

Each year, steelhead, chinook (kings), coho (silvers), sockeye, pink, and chum salmon ascend the Lower Skeena from the Pacific Ocean and join the trophy trout and char that reside in river year-round. It is here that Nicholas Dean is strategically situated to provide anglers with world-class guided fishing adventures, along with first-class accommodations at their partner facility, Pioneer Fishing Lodge.

Overview

Nestled in the majestic coastal mountains near Terrace, British Columbia, the mighty Skeena River and its tributaries form the major arteries that fork through stands of old-growth forest and steep valley walls. It is in this river system that some of the strongest run of large, wild steelhead and salmon left in the world return. Each year, steelhead, chinook (kings), coho (silvers), sockeye, pink, and chum salmon ascend the Lower Skeena from the Pacific Ocean and join the trophy trout and char that reside in river year-round. It is here that Nicholas Dean is strategically situated to provide anglers with world-class guided fishing adventures, along with first-class accommodations at their partner facility, Pioneer Fishing Lodge. Savor the gourmet home-cooked meals provided by Pioneer Lodge and share your day’s stories with a few friends over a glass of scotch as you relax in the comfort of the lodge.

Fishing Program

Nicholas Dean offers its guests access to the fabled waters of the Skeena, Copper, Kalum, and Kitimats as well as smaller, lesser-known systems when needed. Their highly qualified angling guides know the Skeena, Kalum, Copper, Kitimat, and lower Skeena tributaries intimately, ensuring that you have the best chance possible at landing one of the many world-record fish that migrate upriver each year. You may also fish several remote coastal rivers for the ultimate in wilderness fishing. These systems have no roads and no development, only old-growth forests, pristine, gin-clear rivers, and large, wild steelhead and salmon.

Accommodations

Accommodations are at Pioneer Fishing Lodge, which consists of several traditional log buildings. The main lodge building is the heart of the operation and captures the real essence of the Canadian wilderness. It houses the communal socializing and dining area as well as the large commercial kitchen. The large lounge area has luxurious La-Z-Boy sofas surrounding a fireplace—perfect for relaxing after a hard day on the river and ideal for exchanging fishing tales.

The guest accommodations are comfortable log cabins. The cabins are designed to sleep two people with minimal intrusion and disturbance. Each guest will enjoy their own private bedroom with a deluxe double bed and quality linens. Two guests share a shower room with abundant hot water. Meals are hearty and delicious and served in the main lodge.

Rates & Details

2023 Rate: Per person based on double occupancy

6 night/5 day package: CAD $6,395 plus tax

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, guided fishing, transfers between Terrace airport and the lodge, BC taxes

Not Included: Airfare to/from Terrace, staff and guide gratuities, alcohol, fishing licenses

Species: Steelhead, salmon, trout, and char

Season: March - October

Capacity: 8 anglers

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